New England Swimming
Level 3

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Amy Murphy Program Administrator

Amy has been a part of North Shore Swim Club since she was 6 years old. She swam with NSSC through her time at Lexington High School and continued to swim at The University of Tampa. She swam her way to nationals and received multiple All Scholastic Awards. When school ended, so did swimming. Soon after school she found boxing and is now a certified personal trainer and boxing coach. She had the opportunity to come back to North Shore Swim Club as a program administrator, she is excited to be back in the world of swimming.

(781) 264-1018

Mathew O'Brien Associate Head Coach

Mathew grew up swimming for NSSC and Lexington High School where he won 2 State Championships and multiple All-Scholastic Honors. He attended and swam for Indiana University where he was also an assistant coach for the Bloomington Swim Club. Mathew coached for NSSC for 1 year and he decided he wanted to complete one of his life goals and compete at Olympic Trials. After training for 9 months with NSSC he was able to record a personal best and make it to Omaha to compete in the 100 butterfly at the 2012 Olympic Trials. As well as being a level 2 USA swimming certified coach, Mathew is also a certified personal trainer. Coach Mat will continue to bring his knowledge and love of swimming to the next generation of swimmers. His new goal is to help children to grow and reach their full potential, not only as swimmers, but as positive, productive people.

Phone Number: (781) 264-1017

Dave Martin Associate Head Coach

Dave Martin, Associate Head Coach. Prior to joining the North Shore Swim Club, Dave was head coach of the Potomac Raiders & Chesapeake Bay Swim Teams in LaPlata, Maryland. Over his six years in Maryland he coached numerous State Champions, Eastern Zone finalists and several Sectional qualifiers. He graduated from The University of Pittsburgh, where he swam distance freestyle. Before coaching in Maryland, Dave coached Upper St. Clair High School and other USS programs in the Pittsburgh area. As a Facility Head Coach Dave will continue to work toward his goal of developing each swimmer to his or her fullest potential.

Phone number: (978) 866-3387

Amy Boyden Associate Coach

Swimming is Amy‘s life. With over 25 years as a competitor and coach, Amy brings unprecedented expertise and high expectations to the sport. In her 18 years as a coach, 15 spent at Matignon High School in Cambridge, and currently the coach at Manchester Essex Regional High School, Amy challenges her swimmers in and out of the pool. The best part? They respond! Amy’s Matignon team brought home the first ever MIAA sportsmanship Award in the school’s history. Amy is ready to not only train you to be the best swimmer you can be, but be the best person you can be.

Megan Castaldo Associate Coach

Megan is from Peabody and started swimming at the age of 5 for the Salem YMCA. Although she took some time off from the sport, she went back to it in highschool, and continued to swim through college at UMass Dartmouth, where she served as captain of her team. Since college Megan has coached both club and high school teams. She is a certified yoga and group ex instructor, who works in Boston, and in the North Shore. Megan is always up for a challenge; she is almost always training for a marathon or distance event! She also volunteers her time to kids with diverse-abilities to create an inclusive world of sports! She has ran marathons with students on the spectrum, and provides free swim lessons to those with serve behaviors.

Chelsea Claggett Shawsheen Facility Head Coach

Coach Chelsea is a former swimmer at Concord-Carlisle High School and continued to compete at the collegiate level at Colby-Sawyer College. She later transferred to Fitchburg State University where she obtained her Bachelor's in Exercise and Sports Science with a minor in psychology. She is currently working on her Masters' in education and strength and conditioning certification with a couple of other degrees to follow, one in sports coaching, and one in psychology. She swam competitively for roughly 15 years with USA Swimming and finished her competitive career with North Shore Swim Club. She has been with NSSC as a swimmer and now a coach for over 10 years. She is also a lifeguard, water safety instructor, and certified pool operator. Chelsea lifeguards at Hanscom Pool. Outside of aquatics, Chelsea enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with family and friends. She is very fond of animals (especially cats and dogs) even though her family does not have any pets.

Jeffrey Fiore Assistant Coach - Medford

Coach Jeff grew up in Peabody, MA spending a lot of time in the pool and started to swim competitively for NSSC at age 11. In High School, Jeff competed for St. John's Prep under Coach Tony and won three MIAA Division I State Championships. Coach Jeff went on to swim for University of Tampa and was an NCAA Division II National Qualifier in the 100 Free, 200 Free and 200 IM, and a member of All American 200 and 400 Free Relays. In addition to coaching for NSSC, Jeff is the Aquatics Coordinator at St. John's Prep and going into his second year as the Head Coach of Water Polo and the State Champion Swim/Dive program.

Missie Bankes Assistant Coach - Gordon

Missie began her competitive swimming as one of Coach Dan Warner’s first swimmers at the Cape Ann YMCA back in 1978. She was the backstroker in the 400 meter medley relay that broke the New England 13-14 age group record. She was the first swimmer to represent Gloucester High School and then headed to Boston College. Missie coached at North Andover YMCA for several years and is currently in her fourth season as the Assistant Coach for Merrimack College Women’s swimming.
Aside from coaching, Missie continues to train and compete as a Masters level swimmer. Her two children, Peter and Jennie, are Division 1 collegiate swimmers. Peter is a senior at Boston College and Jennie is a junior at Providence College  

Jeff Holmes Assistant Coach - Gordon

Jeff enjoys teaching all age groups and brings an enthusiasm for swim technique and effective drills to his practices. 

Prior to joining NSSC, Jeff coached the Burbank YMCA you and adult Masters swim teams in Reading, MA since 2015. He enjoys competing in Masters meets and a varity of open water events including the recent completion of a 21 mile triathlon-style SwimRun race in Casco Bay Maine. Jeff works as a senior manager for Sanofi Genzyme. He has a chemical engineering degrees from the University of Maine and Auburn University, as well as an MBA from Boston University. He lives in Wakefield with his wife Melissa and two children Charlotte and Calvin who love being part of the NSSC Gordon College crew. 

Kelcey McGeown-Conron Assistant Coach - Medford

Kelcey grew up in Winchester, MA and swam for Winchester High School and later attended Wake Forest University and University of San Francisco with a Masters in Sport Management. Kelcey has been teaching swim lessons for 13 years and coaching at NSSC on and off for 7 years. In addition to coaching at NSSC, Kelcey works for Team IMPACT- connecting children with life-threatening illnesses to college athletic teams. Prior to Team IMPACT, she was Director of Operations at Florida State Swim and Dive and an Operations Assistant for Cal Berkeley Baseball and Men's Swimming and Diving. Outside of coaching, Kelcey is a food tour connoisseur and puzzle extraordinaire, likes to bake, watch sports and travel.

Anthony padvaiskas Program Director

Tony Padvaiskas, NSSC Program Director: Tony has over 30 years coaching experience.  He is a level 4 ASCA certified coach. He has coached numerous YMCA, USA National Qualifiers, Scholastic All Americans and Olympic Trials swimmers, in addition to over 50 High School State champions. Tony was inducted into the St. Johns Prep Hall of Fame in June 2015 and the Massachusetts Swim Coaches Hall of Fame in 2019. He coached the PREP to 14 High School State Championships. Tony has received the honor of "Coach of the Year" from the Boston Globe in 2001,2005 and 2012, and the Salem Evening News in 2006, 2016. He has helped hundreds of students attend Colleges and Universities, including the Ivy League, Division 1, 2, and 3 schools. "Swimming is the tool we use to help our children learn valuable life lessons. It is a privilege to work with incredible young people of great spirit and character of all talent levels". Tony is a member of the St. John's Prep and the Eastern Massachusetts Swim Coaches Hall of fames. 


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